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How well do you know your songs? The lockdown cycling music quiz

25 song titles that may be vaguely bike-related - name the artists and songs and win a pair of socks!

Bike Week may have come to an end today, but to mark it we have a cycling-themed musical quiz to challenge you with – and there’s a pair of socks up for grabs for the first reader to complete it correctly, or failing that, the one who gets closest to doing so.

The rules are very simple. There are 25 photos below, and we’ve also provided you with a list of the acts, in alphabetical order, to help you ... although they are NOT in alphabetical order in the actual pictures, they are jumbled up.

All you have to do is match a song by each of those acts to a specific picture. Some titles may be obvious, some may be a bit more cryptic.

Email your answers to info [at] (subject: Quiz) including the word Quiz in the subject line (and your sock size), number them 1-25 and remember to put the name of the artist as well as the song.

The first all-correct entry will win a pair of socks. If no all-correct entry has been received by 2359 hours this Thursday 18 June, we will give them to the person with the most points (1 for correct act, 1 for correct song).

Okay, so let's give you an example.

If you saw the picture below, and Kraftwerk were one of the artists mentioned, your answer might be "Kraftwerk, Tour de France." Got it? That's obviously not one of the answers, but hopefully you will get the idea.

Champs Elysees (CC licensed by Andrew Sides via Flickr)

So, ready? Let's hit it! 

Usual competition rules apply, and entries MUST be emailed in.

We will also say that while your imagination may link pictures with songs and acts in ways we haven't begun to think of, if it's not one of the 25 answers we are looking for, you will be like the UK in Eurovision and score nul points.

By the way, we've locked comments on the post, so that people who didn't read the above attentively don't post their answers there.

Best of luck!

Here are the musical artists you will be looking out for.

The Beatles
The Carpenters
Cat Stevens
The Clash
Depeche Mode
Duran Duran
Jane Wiedlin
Johnny Cash
Lady Gaga
Men at Work
Pet Shop Boys
Pink Floyd
The Pretenders
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Rolling Stones
Siouxsie & The Banshees
Spandau Ballet  
Spencer Davies Group
Spice Girls
The Stranglers
ZZ Top.

And here are the pictures.




Sir Bradley Wiggins with his fifth Olympic gold medal (copyright


Chris Froome Ventoux.PNG


Sian Welby sizes up Robert Forstemann (Face Partnership, Luke Webber)


valverde ultimate 2


paris roubaix 2013 - chorus chainset


Annemiek Van Vleuten - pirelli (3)


Stelvio hairpins


Fernando Gaviria after winning 2017 Giro d'Italia Stage 3 PHOTO CREDIT LaPresse - D'Alberto - Ferrari.jpg


Hi-Viz cyclist © Simon MacMichael.jpg


Bradley Wiggins and son Ben on the Champs-Elysees (picture courtesy Le Coq Sportif)


Riders in a chain gang


Premium Rush




Kangaroo sign, Tour Down Under 2015 (picture credit Regallo)


London cyclists at traffic lights (copyright


Paul Manning (credit




Sam Willoughby (right) in action at Rio 2016 (picture Alex Whitehead via


Team Sky Deliveroo.jpg


Rapha riders at Prostate Cancer Charity Tour Ride




Israel Cycling Academy at 2018 Giro d'Italia (picture RCS Sport, LaPresse).JPG


Islabikes Rothan balance bike


Lance Armstrong and Oprah Winfrey Photo by Maryse Alberti, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics


Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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